McIntosh MX100 AV processor with Control 4 symbol.

McIntosh MX100 AV Processor Receives Connects with Control4 Certification

The McIntosh MX100 AV processor has implemented Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4, the smart home brand for Snap One.

To work with a Control4 system, the MX100 needs to be using firmware version 2.134 or higher. If it is using a lower version, it will need to be updated by an authorized McIntosh dealer. Then, the installer simply needs to add the MX100 to a Control4 system and the controller will recognize it. The correct driver will then be automatically downloaded from Control4 and the MX100 will be installed in the system.

Control4 offers a personalized and unified smart home system to automate and control connected devices including lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security. Products embedded with SDDP are automatically discoverable by the Control4 platform for easy integration into automated systems.

McIntosh MX100 AV processor with Control 4 symbol.

McIntosh says integrators will benefit from SDDP in the MX100 AV processor in many ways, including reduced installation complexity, configuration time, and costs in Control4 projects, making it a seamless addition for media room, audio, and other systems. Audio is a key part of the Control4 experience, with native support for most streaming services, and high-resolution audio. With Control4 OS 3, all the devices in a media room, home theatre, or whole home including audio components, speakers, and services are united for simple control from touchscreens, remotes, keypads, the Control4 app, and more.

“We’re delighted to add Connects with Control4 Certification to the already custom install friendly MX100,” says McIntosh President & CEO Charlie Randall. “Many of our other AV processors have received Control4 Certification and dealers, installers, and customers have been happy with how easy they can integrate into Control4 automation systems. We’re excited to bring this user experience enhancement to the MX100.”

“With SDDP, Control4 customers who choose the McIntosh MX100 AV processor benefit from faster installation time and a seamless control experience in their entertainment system,” adds Noel Gouff, Vice President of Business Development, Snap One. “The processor adds to over 7,500 products in our SDDP ecosystem, enabling product choice, smooth installation, and seamless integration.”

The MX100 offers a streamlined design for enjoying 4K and HD programming. The 11.2 channel unit is designed for modern home theatres needing only digital inputs that don’t require legacy analog inputs and is well suited for installation in a discrete AV equipment rack with rack-friendly 2U physical dimensions and removable rack mounting brackets, says McIntosh. The MX100 has four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and supports a variety of leading home theatre technologies including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X; HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4:4:4 colour spacing; Rec. 2020; 3D video pass-through; and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).

The MX100 is available through authorized McIntosh Dealers for an MSRP of US$5,500.